Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020
From 8am to 5pm

AARP Information Center at Mall of America
228 W. Market
Bloomington , MN 55425

Contact: AARP MN



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Mental Health First Aid

Learn to help someone who is developing or experiencing a mental health problem

 

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour class that introduces participants to the risk factors and warning signs of common mental illnesses and substance use disorders, builds understanding of their impact, and reviews support options.

Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. The class was created and is managed by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

 

Participants will learn:

  • Risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns.

  • Strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

  • Where to turn for help.

  • Non-judgmental communication and listening skills.

  • A five-step action plan to help someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness, or in an emotional crisis.

 

Date:            April 15, 2020

Time:            8:00am - 5:00pm

Location:     AARP Information Center @ Mall of America

                      228 W. Market, Bloomington, MN

 

Complimentary boxed lunches will be provided.  Limited space, so sign-up early!

 

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